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Its a 1980 Corsica. When you start the car it will idle fine, but the moment you put it into reverse it dies....

Anyone know anything pertaining to this?
 

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Not my car but she said that she did last month. She said that she replaced the starter and the battery.
 

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Since it idles it's probably not electrical, but I would do the plugs anyway. Maybe fuel filter and/or pump? I'd replace those too. There's a possibility the tranny is having issues too, but I doubt it.
 

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i know my vette did that after the battery as unplugged.. it freaked the guy out at audio express.. we just had to do something weird with turning the key for ten seconds then pulling the key out then it ran fine.. but ya it would idle fine then when it went into gear it would just die out completly
 

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We had an Altima at work that had a similar problem. It turned out that the plugs were all fouled (and misfiring like crazy!) and the distributor was turned to full retard (way off). Put in new plugs and adjusted the timing and it ran great.
 

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Thanks guys (and ranch), I'll shoot cisco a pm.
 

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Does it die when put in drive? If so it probably just needs a tune up. If its idling like crap in park I bet a coil is out. Ive replaced two on mine. But it ran on 4 cylinders, ran like shit but it ran.

I dont belive its a Crosica because they are fucken tanks and they always run lol.
 

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Does it die when put in drive? If so it probably just needs a tune up. If its idling like crap in park I bet a coil is out. Ive replaced two on mine. But it ran on 4 cylinders, ran like shit but it ran.

I dont belive its a Crosica because they are fucken tanks and they always run lol.
lol

It only dies in reverse, works fine in drive.
 

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lol

It only dies in reverse, works fine in drive.

I am being 100% seriuos with this next comment. Its a Corsica, dont use reverse.

I remember mine would not lock into park and the e brake did not work. I parked it against stuff to keep it from rolling.
 

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I am being 100% seriuos with this next comment. Its a Corsica, dont use reverse.

I remember mine would not lock into park and the e brake did not work. I parked it against stuff to keep it from rolling.
LOL! I'll let her know.

Thanks for the help guys :)
 
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